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Godzilla Ukiyo-e “Japanese Woodblock Printing”

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an in-person Woodblock Printing Course! 2 Classes included. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Description of Japanese Block Printmaking Workshop:

From the earliest points in my artistic practice to the present, I have always had an affection and an interest in the beauty and precision in traditional Japanese printmaking techniques, and have at various times integrated the skills I learned from working with these techniques into my practices.

This introductory workshop introduces students to the simplified processes of Japanese woodblock prints with one carved linoleum block. In this one-time, three-hour workshop, participants will curve a simple design of Godzilla provided by the instructor to a postcard-size linoleum block, as well as learn the coloring technique.

This event has a minimum of three students. If the minimum is not met, you will be transferred to the next session.

About the instructor:

Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar working at multiple citiesincluding Portland, Chicago and Tokyo. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2013 and earned a BFA in Japanese Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. For more details, visit https://mamitakahashi.art/

With ongoing artistic research, practice, and teaching, Takahashi explores different approaches to actualize Japanese aesthetics to enhance cultural perspectives to many U.S. communities. At JAF, she is expanding her creativity to incorporate more specific discourses around society, past and present via a lens of Japanese art. Takahashi also aims to connect between Japan and communities in Chicago by teaching traditional and modern art-making techniques.

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
2940 N Lincoln Ave Unit 2
Chicago, IL 60657 United States